- Date: 18/03/2013
A shipbroker missed a message from owners explaining that the vessel they were fixing needed to inert tanks before loading. The message was therefore not seen by the charterers. The vessel was then fixed.
Once the vessel arrived it was apparent that the tanks needed inerting. A claim against the broker was made for loss of time of USD 30,000. Clear negligence on the part of the broker meant the claim was quickly paid.
Everyone makes mistakes...
Could your business deal with a claim for negligence?